Oklahoma Strike

Oklahoma Walk Out 2018

Oklahoma teachers and state employees have had enough. On April 2nd, the Oklahoma Education Association has pledged to shut down schools if their demands are not met. Their demands are for long term, sustainable revenue for a teacher, support worker and state employee pay raise, new revenue for classroom operations and restoring funding to Oklahoma's healthcare system. 

Here are some quick explainers on what is happening:

We support teachers and state workers seeking decent wages. 

Oklahoma has the resources to pay teachers and state workers the wages they are asking for. 

Resources for parents during potential teacher walkout

 

If you are interested in taking action on this issue, check out the VOICE Action Fund website!

 

Congregations stand with teachers and workers in the fight for better lives, working conditions and resources for the communities they serve.

Pastoral Letter from Black Church Leaders in Oklahoma: Black church leaders call on Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi and her 6 opponents to be accountable to their communities

Methodists: What does The United Methodist Church say about labor unions? – The United Methodist Church 

Roman Catholics: A Catholic Framework for Economic Life

Unitarian Universalists: Escalating Economic Inequity

United Church of Christ: Economic Justice